osewalrus (osewalrus) wrote,
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The current Princeton Mom flap

Am amused at many levels.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/does-princeton-mom-have-a-point/2013/04/02/a440ddf6-9bdf-11e2-9bda-edd1a7fb557d_page.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/essay-having-it-all-debate-doesnt-have-to-start-in-college/2013/04/02/2c6c6450-9bd3-11e2-9bda-edd1a7fb557d_story.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/essay-theres-a-world-of-great-potential-dates-outside-of-ivy-league-schools/2013/04/02/651f010c-9bdf-11e2-9bda-edd1a7fb557d_story.html

Mostly, I am amused at the prevailing notion that men remain the pliant targets to be wooed or not -- as if marriage were still an institution in which a woman's fortune is made or lost and the man is indifferent as long as the bride is "suitable." I am minded of a delightful exchange from Heinlien's generally under appreciated by highly-subversive for the time Star Beast.

Mr. Kiku: "I did not propose, my marriage to my wife was arranged by our families."

Sally: "Slavery!'

Mr Kiku: "Perhaps, but I have not been unhappy."
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